Category Archive: community fish

Nov 23

Common livebearer illnesses: how to recognise and treat them

Common livebearer illnesses Most tank raised livebearers are quite healthy fish. In other words they hardly ever get sick as long as their aquarum is kept clean and healthy and nothing goes wrong such as a faulty heater. However, dirty water, overcrowded aquariums, overfeeding or even a poor diet can lead to livebearers getting sick. …

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Sep 22

How to buy livebearers

Where and how to buy livebearers Here are the main sources of livebearers You can of course go to one of the large pet chain stores where you will be able to buy some off the shelf guppies, platies or mollies and sometimes swordtails. However don’t expect any fancy variety or high pedigree fish. If …

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Sep 15

Livebearers – essential facts

Introduction to livebearers (Livebearers – the essential facts that you should know) Although a beginner’s fish livebearers have a fascination breeding behaviour and birthing method. The females give birth to live young. Baby fish that are the exact miniature version of the adult. There is also something for the advanced fish keeper. There are other …

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Aug 18

Suggestion list of compatible fish groups for your aquarium

How to set up your tank fish from top to bottom To increase the chances of your fish being compatible you need to consider the fishes’ territory. Fish swim in different zones of the aquarium. Some swim near the surface. Some swim midwater. And yet others stay near the floor of the aquarium. Generally fish …

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Mar 05

10 Different starter fish groups for beginners

10 different starter fish groups for a beginner’s community tank Nearly everyone in the fish keeping hobby starts off with a community tank. These offer the best combination of bright colors and fascinating inter-species behavior, and are easily maintained by beginners if the right fish are chosen from outset. When it comes to selecting fish …

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Mar 05

The 20 most popular fish and how to feed them

The 20 most popular fish and their favorite foods Fish are just like any other pet when it comes feeding—they need to be fed regularly, and different specimens will assuredly have different tastes and preferences. Your choice of fish food will readily affect the health and wellbeing of your fish, so you want to make …

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Mar 03

Why do my fish keep dying?

Why do my fish keep dying? There can be several reasons for the death of your fish; however for beginners the main reason is new tank syndrome. This is a situation where you have bought new fish and placed them in a newly set up aquarium. Your fish start dying and you are unable to …

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Feb 05

14 best fish from Lake Tanganyika

14 best fish from lake Tanganyika I will assume that you know how to set up a typical lake Tanganyika aquarium with the correct hard water and high ph paramaters with typically a sandy substrate and some rocky areas with cave like structures. And that you need over filtration and many small water changes to …

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Jan 09

Nano fish in a nano aquarium

The Nano Fish Aquarium: Benefits, Drawbacks, And Guidelines For Use There are a number of reasons why newcomers and experienced aquarists alike may find themselves interested in purchasing and keeping a nano fish aquarium. It is like the aquarium keeper’s version of bonsai. The small size of these aquariums, generally 56 litres or less, make them …

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Dec 11

Setting up a beginner’s community fish aquarium

5 Key tips on setting up a beginner’s community fish aquarium If you are new to the world of keeping tropical fish, there are a number of key considerations that you should keep in mind when you are choosing your very first community fish aquarium. These considerations are important for anyone who would like to …

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